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Auburn guard Aden Holloway will enter the NCAA transfer portal

Justin Hokansonby:Justin Hokanson04/09/24


AUBURN — Auburn freshman guard Aden Holloway will enter the transfer portal, Auburn Live has confirmed.

Holloway arrived at Auburn prior to the 2023-24 season as a McDonald’s All-American. Holloway started 26 games this past season, averaging 7.3 points and 2.7 assists per game. Holloway scored 19 points and dished out six assists in the season opener against Baylor and scored a career high 24 points against Indiana in December. He also scored 15 points and recorded six assists against USC in December.

Holloway struggled from three-point range, shooting 30 percent for the season and only 20 percent during conference games. His best conference game came at Georgia, scoring 15 points and dishing out three assists. Holloway reached double figures in scoring six times during non-conference play, but only three times during conference play. Holloway’s average box score plus/minus in conference games was -1.2 this season.

Holloway started 17 straight games in the middle of the season before being replaced by Donaldson for seven games. Holloway then started the final nine games of the season. In Auburn’s NCAA Tournament loss to Yale, Holloway scored zero points, had zero assists and committed one turnover.

Holloway was a 5-star recruit, graduating from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif. He led the Crew to a No. 3 national ranking and 36-1 overall record averaging a team-best 18.5 points, 5.1 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game as a senior. Prolific Prep earned the No. 3 seed at GEICO Nationals. Holloway ranked No 18 overall and a 4-star by the On3 Sports Consensus rankings. He was No. 21 overall in the Class of 2023 by ESPN, No. 27 overall by 247Sports and No. 33 overall by Rivals.

Impact on the Auburn roster

Holloway, while talented, didn’t seem to adjust well during the season to Auburn’s needs at the point guard position. This was as much a mutual decision as anything, sources tell Auburn Live. Holloway was a naturally gifted shooter and scorer in high school, but he struggled to separate and dominate at the college level. That may come, but Auburn is building towards another championship run in 2025 and needs to try and upgrade at the position. Holloway is a highly coveted player who can take advantage of the NIL market through the transfer portal.

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